Release Date: July 22, 2016
By: Coren E. McLeod
(hed) p.e‘s tenth studio album ‘Forever!‘ will be released July 22, 2016 via Pavement Entertainment | (Hed)p.e. Forever! (2016). Since 1994 (hed)p.e. has been turning heads with their brand of original and unique music. The band has been called everything from rock, metal, punk, reggae, rapcore, and more. With such a vast career and 10 studio albums, the band has earned their place as one of the most original and well respected acts on the planet (earth that is!).
“We here at (hed)p.e. come to bring inspirational music for the worldwide family. I want my people to know its okay to fall, JUST GET THE F**K UP! Our mission: to go forward with our music and shine a light in the darkness. Blending metal, reggae, hip hop and punk, we’ve cultivated a worldwide underground following. Inspiring revolution and reflection every step of the way” says vocalist and founding member Jahred.
(hed)p.e. return in 2016 with their newest album ‘Forever!’. The follow up to the band’s highly acclaimed 2014 release ‘Evolution’ and second album with Pavement Entertainment.
“Evolution is (hed)p.e’s finest album since their heyday” - Metal Hammer Magazine
Jahred speaks on his enthusiasm with the new album: “With our new record ‘FOREVER!’ we blend Godzilla heavy guitar riffs with beats that will hypnotize. The vocals strike the proper balance between rock, punk, hip hop and reggae. Its is a soundtrack for life!”
Coming to you 22nd July 2016 ‘Forever!‘ takes the listener on a journey of original and fresh music that only a band like (hed)p.e. can deliver. It’s evolved, unique, and true to the original vision and direction of the band. It is (hed)p.e. It is FOREVER!
For a limited time, get the 15 track bonus disc ‘Family Fresh’ featuring appearances by Twiztid, Blaze, The Roc and Playboy The Beast. A must have for your collection!
With hypnotic beats, killer guitar and a more grown up sound than ever before. (hed) p.e’s newest album, Forever, serves up a tasty dose of what Limp Bizkit could not fulfill…. And what I mean by that is talent.
Forever has this full on energy throughout the entire album that is very well presented. The foundation of (hed) p.e’s latest stabilizes itself between metal with a keen sense of hip hop. This balance is so apparent especially on track # 3, Closer. On Closer, Jahred treats the mic like it is his bitch and he bursts into a flow that is unforgettable and relentless. It’s aggressive yet Jahred still maintains the ability to keep the track smooth.
What impresses me about Forever! Is (hed) p.e made it their mission to throwback to their old school days and just keep the record true to what they have established over the years: hard core lyrics with a variety of different music genera’s mixed in to keep their fans happy.
(hed) p.e truly laid the ground work of how to combine hip hop/rock into a winning combination. And with track #7 calle Jahknows processes a transitional vibe with haunting vocals. The squealing of the guitars right at the beginning of Jahknows literally makes for a disturbing sound. However, it somehow works throughout the song without it getting annoying.
The track One of a Kind, I believe, is a dance infused, reggae riot which will bring on some heavy induced screaming. The drumming is very much precise and well-orchestrated which can make a person head bang at one moment and the next just flow with their body.
Forever from (hed) p.e is for sure an album that will make one question if they should make a hemp necklace or go mosh pitting. I like how it goes from one direction to the other so effortlessly. Make sure you pick up this album on July 22 to support a band that has been on the music scene since 1994. (Hed)p.e. Forever! (2016) the 10th studio album and will make a mark for sure that will last…. #Cheers